Lot 3653

A large presumably Near Eastern ivory lion, circa 1000 - 500 B.C.

Works of Art, Antiquities | A83kua | Live auction | 712 Lots


Majestic lion in fast run, mouth wide open. Mane carved in relief and structured by parallel incised lines. Right foreleg and left hind leg missing, tail broken off. Impressive carving with old patina. Length 17 cm. Rare!

Provenance: From a South German private family collection, formed by the father, a classical philologist, in the 1950s and 1960s.

Condition: II - Questions about the lot?

General Information

The auction includes 712 lots and starts on Monday, Nov. 2, 2020 at 10 am (CET). Lot no. 3001 - 3712. The pre-sale viewing will take place from Oct. 18 - 21 and Oct. 28 - 31, 2020 from 2 to 6 pm (CET). However, the number of participants for both auction and viewing is limited due to Covid-19 restrictions and requires an appointment. Bring your favourite breathing mask! Prior to any visit please check our website - we'll update it as soon as the situation changes.